MHT Partners Forms Secondaries Advisory Group

MHT Partners, a Dallas-based investment bank focused on middle-market growth companies and PE sponsors, has formed a private equity secondary advisory practice. It will be headed up by James Lee, who previously was with Cogent Partners.

PRESS RELEASE
MHT Partners, an investment banking firm focused on advisory services to middle market growth companies and private equity fund managers, announces the formation of its private equity secondary practice, MHT Secondary Advisors (“MHT SA”). MHT SA has been formed to serve Limited Partners (”LPs”) invested in private equity and other alternative assets.

MHT SA’s focus is to advise LPs in sell-side and buy-side transactions of investments in private equity funds on the secondary market. To lead this initiative, MHT SA has hired James Lee, who focused on secondary private equity transactions previously at Cogent Partners. MHT SA also leverages firm co-founder Shawn Terry’s previous experience with Crossroads Group, a private equity fund-of-funds acquired by Lehman Brothers (now Crossmark Investment Advisers), as well as MHT’s experience in forming five investment partnerships – two of which have been successfully realized, and three of which remain active.

“We believe the current economic environment presents a critical inflection point for limited partners invested in private equity and other alternative asset classes. In such volatile times, more and more LPs are actively managing their portfolios and leveraging the secondary market to achieve their asset allocation goals and their long-term investment objectives,” said James Lee. “As LPs navigate the secondary market, the use of an advisor is imperative to maximize value and adhere to fund and market restrictions.”

MHT SA also provides valuation services to guide LPs in reporting fair market value of fund holdings in order to assist them with the implementation of FASB 157 and provide third party verification of alternative asset investment values.

The MHT SA professional team has top-tier transaction experience from premier investment banking and consulting firms. The team is committed to building a leading presence in the growing secondary market industry.

MHT SA conducts its investment banking activity through MHT Securities, L.P., a member of FINRA/SIPC.

Please direct any inquiries to the following.
James Lee at jlee@mhtpartners.com or 214-661-1297
Shawn D. Terry at sterry@mhtpartners.com or 214-661-1293
Mike McGill at mmcgill@mhtpartners.com or 214-661-1291

About MHT Partners (www.mhtpartners.com)
Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, MHT is an investment bank focused on providing the highest level of advisory services to middle market companies, private equity fund managers and private equity limited partners. MHT’s staff of professionals has built a track record of providing exceptional transaction execution and a premium level of service to its clients. We are committed to developing long-term, trusted relationships through our hard work, dedication and superior capabilities. MHT offers its services through two business lines: MHT Partners offers M&A advisory, capital raising and strategic advisory services to high-growth middle market companies and MHT Secondary Advisors provides private equity limited partners with buy-side and sell-side advisory services for secondary fund interests and fund valuation services. MHT Partners and MHT Secondary Advisors conduct their investment banking activities through MHT Securities, L.P., a member of FINRA/SIPC.